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Growing Food

The school garden provides a excellent way to teach in real terms where food comes from.

It can easily be linked to the national curriculum in terms of life cycles, living well and improved nutrition, pollination, art, maths, food systems, ecology. In addition to meeting these educational needs the experience of working with and connecting with nature by growing food may reduce stress levels, increase exercise and possibly be a solution to the growing problem of obesity. It also improves focus and attention encouraging working together as a team. A school garden is essential an essential part of every schools learning resources

A child’s hands holding ripe red tomatoes

Planning a school garden

The success of a school garden requires planning, ground work, maintenance, as well as gardening experience. Other challenges include maintenance over the holiday period and staff turnover it can seem daunting for the already overburdened teaching staff. Grow Cook Enjoy can provide the resources needed to overcome these challenges to make your school garden a success

We can help getting set up! We can provide advice  planning your school garden and organising the space for creative planting ideas. Grow Cook Enjoy know what to plant when and what works within the school year.

Seedlings with 3 true leaves in a seed tray

Grow Cook Enjoy school workshops

Our workshops can be themed to compliment your school projects;

  • The Victorian Garden

  • Dig for Victory

  • Viking Feast

  • Ancient Greece

  • Celebrating Culture Through Food.

  • The Life Cycle of a Bee - Beekeeping and Pollination

A close view of pots being filled with compost

Grow a recipe pack

We also offer a number of grow a recipe packs;

  • Grow a Stir fry.

  • Grow a Jam Jar Salad

  • Grow a Pasta Sauce

  • Grow a Seasonal Soup

Packs cost £35, includes the resources for 30 children to sow the ingredients for the recipe. Recipe cards and growing guides.